Created using English and Latin derivatives, Sciforma means “the science of planning”. In 1982, they introduced the first project management solution to the market, a Project Scheduler, and for the past three decades, they have been providing advanced project and portfolio management tools to organizations.
Sciforma can be sold as a stand-alone portfolio management, project management, or time and expense tracking program. Integrated within their tool, they also offer knowledge, resource, and document management. Sciforma is fully configurable, from unlimited user-defined fields that can adapt to your unique business structure, to their tailored and intuitive interfaces. User defined workflows can follow the various states of a project, document, or issue, so users always have access to the most up-to-date information. One of the advantages of this system is the Sciforma Download Center. Here, users can go to one central location to download new releases, documents, and extensions.
Sciforma is available as an on-premise, hosted, or SaaS system. By offering various versions of deployment, users can decide which is best for their needs, including the fact that they can eliminate the need to purchase and maintain IT hardware. Sciforma is also fully supported by HTML5 and is accessible from any mobile device.
When considered in a report from Gartner along with 30 other programs, Sciforma received a positive rating. They are a great fit for medium to large sized organizations, especially those in engineering, IT services, management consulting, and research and development.
Rose from IT Freelance Consultant
Specialty: IT Services
I have been working with Sciforma for a couple of years and have gained experience as both a user and a consultant. In my opinion, these are their three main advantages:
1. The interface is very clear and intuitive; everything has been made to facilitate the use of the software. The user approval at my customer’s has been pretty good so far.
2. I like their pricing model, which is based on users roles. It’s pretty flexible and allows for scalability. My customer started with only 30 users and now has grown to 120 users. They wanted to implement time tracking in phase 2 of their deployment; the user console Sciforma provides allowed me to do the configuration exactly as requested, thus meeting their needs 100%.
3. They offer a lot of features, which is great for me as a consultant. I can offer Sciforma to pretty much all of my customers and tailor it to meet their needs.
I don’t have any issues so far, my customers are really happy about the tool.
Be sure to clearly identify your needs beforehand for both the short and long term use.
For example, our short-term needs were to track projects and resource management, but we knew we wanted to add new time tracking processes at a later date. We needed a tool that would adapt to our changing needs and had more features we could utilize further down the road.
Daniel from Public Company
I have spent a lot of time testing a couple of major company's project management software. While most of them fell way below our expectations, Sciforma scored highest on our RFP submissions.
I wanted a very complete, easy to use tool and after a trial period of 90 days we knew Sciforma was the best product to go with. With over 1000 employees imputing time and 60 project managers, we are thankful to finally be able to manage our projects. Most of our projects are short, less than six months, but Sciforma handles our larger projects just as easily as the smaller ones. Budget management was one of our biggest concerns. We use Sciforma¿s Cost Centers to administer the various programs and allocate accordingly to our projects. We also know where we stand with each program.
I definitely recommend Sciforma.
Stacey from LovePS
Sciforma's powerful Critical Chain automation features multi-project sync, reverse scheduling, and buffers. As a Project Manager, the software serves as your portal to all project info with document workflows, issue tracking, and time-management even for non-users. Having used MS Project for a decade, it was a relief to finally find a tool that actually does it all. The software is super user-friendly and straightforward. Check out a free webinar on www.sciforma.com or contact www.loveps.ca for more info.
Greg from Scrum Doc, Inc.
Sciforma supports both Agile and non-Agile projects including a resource pool, financial modeling and decision-support tools that together make this product a recommended linchpin for for a forward-thinking PMO and product development organization. Alerts can be set for a wide set of conditions that support data-driven governance. Project financials are automatically generated. Project trade off analysis is supported (and very straightforward) to make decision-making metrics driven (versus gut-instinct driven.)
Customer Support (both sales and technical) are exceptional: Sciforma has developed presentations and demonstration instances for my clients without pushing for sale. They truly want to share the comprehensiveness of their product and service.
Paul from N/A
We started with PS7, a forerunner to Sciforma's current portfolio/project management software. We track around 500 projects each year and manage over 6000 employees. Our executives can easily see the bottom line using Sciforma reports and our workers always know what is coming up next. It's kept us going for over 15 years. I'd highly recommend this for any size business.